Welcome to St. Edward the Confessor Religious Education
Welcome to St. Edward the Confessor Religious Education

Confirmation 2017

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on

Saturday, October 28 at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM.

Our Celebrant will be The Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan


Mass assignments are based on your child’s 2016-2017 eighth grade class, and are as follows:


11:00 AM Confirmation Liturgy (Group A)


St. Edward the Confessor School

Kellenberg -- Brother Joseph Fox Latin School

Holy Child Academy

Mrs. Tanya Catanzaro and Mrs. Jenean Ketterer, Room 207, Sunday

Mr. George Blanthorn and Mrs. Eileen Castro, Room 209, Sunday


2:30 PM Confirmation Liturgy (Group B)


Ms. Eileen Sheehan and Ms. Christina Tymann, Room 201, Monday

Mrs. Maryanne DiFusco and Mrs. Ann Schindel, Room 206, Monday

Mrs. Catherine Altobello, Room 207, Monday

Ms. Carole Gerrity, Room 209, Monday


If you need to change the time of your child’s Liturgy, please make the request in writing (an email is fine).  We will do our best to accommodate you.u.


Confirmation Interviews


As part of their preparation for Confirmation, each candidate is required to have an interview with either a staff person or a Catechist.  This is not a test, rather it’s an opportunity for our candidates to have a conversation about their faith life and how it pertains to their upcoming Confirmation.  Most of our students have been very pleased with the interview experience.  Interviews typically last about 15 minutes.  To view or print a list of sample interview questions, scroll to the bottom of this page.


Candidates assigned to the 11:00 Liturgy (Group A) will have their interviews on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 PM in the School Cafeteria.


Candidates assigned to the 2:30 PM Liturgy (Group B) will have their interviews on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 PM in the School Cafeteria.


If there is a conflict with your child’s interview date and wish to switch to the other session, you may do so.  Please contact our office so that scheduling may be updated accordingly.


Sponsor/Candidate Nights


11:00 AM Liturgy (Group A) Sponsor Night is Monday, February 13 at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria and Church.


2:30 PM Liturgy (Group B) Sponsor Night is Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria and Church.


If the Sponsor is unable to attend Sponsor Night, a parent or other adult may attend in his/her place.  If your child can not attend the assigned Sponsor Night, he/she may attend the other session.  We ask that you notify our office with the change.


Chastity and Theology of The Body Presentations


In lieu of classes, grade eight students are requested to attend these speaker nights.  We have invited speakers from The Catholic Ministry Team to speak with our students about such issues as Chastity, Self-Esteem, Peer Pressure and Friendship.


Sunday students are asked to attend these Monday night sessions in place of their Sunday classes.  Parents, kindly advise us if this presents a scheduling problem so that we may make other arrangements for your child.  Catholic School students are invited to attend the sessions.

Three Mondays:  March 6, March 13 and March 20

All presentations will be held from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM in the Holy Family Room.


Parent/Student Presentation


This will take the place of the cancelled, March 29 Parent Meeting.  Deacon Tom Connolly will address BOTH 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS.  Regular Monday evening classes will be cancelled on this night so that students may attend with their parents.  Sunday students and parents are also requested to attend this Presentation:

Monday, April 24th, 6:30 PM in the Church

Confirmation Workbooks


Grade 7 and 8 Workbooks are due by June 26, 2017

Confirmation Workbook for Grade 7
Click below to download and print/view the Confirmation Workbook for Seventh Graders
Workbook-Grade 7-2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [216.9 KB]
Confirmation Workbook for Grade 8
Click below to download and print/view the Confirmation Workbook for Eighth Graders
Workbook-Grade 8-2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [225.9 KB]

Confirmation Interview Sample Questions

Confirmation Interview -- Sample Questions
Click below to download and print/view sample interview questions.
Sample Confirmation Interview Questions.[...]
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